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Ancient Egyptian Late Period Cartonnage Sarcophagus - 800 Bc For Sale

Ancient Egyptian Late Period Cartonnage Sarcophagus - 800 Bc

An exceptional, well provenanced, ancient Egyptianpolychrome sarcophagus section, dating to Egypt's Late Period,after 800 B.C.

An attractive and fascinating section of a Late Period sarcophagus. Constructed of cartonnage (ancient Egyptian plaster like material). The section likely from the lower body (legs).

Decorated in vibrant colours, oranges, greens, reds and blues, depicting a winged vulture with long red tongue protruding throughsharp teeth, surmounted by sun disk and standing on a raised plinth. Block designabove and below. A small section of hieroglyphs along the bottom edge. A figure ofSekhmet can be seen standing, just below thebottom most feather on the vulture's wing.

Sekhmet, literally meaning the (one who is) powerful,is here depicted in her usual form,a womanwiththe head of a lioness. Shewas considered the protector of the Pharaoh's, leading them and guarding them in battle.

Abeautiful piece.

Height:19 inches.

Length of frame: 24 1/2 inches.

Condition: Excellent, some flaking as can be seen.

Provenance:

Ex collection of Hugh Stanley Russell (1924 - 2000).

Russel was a keen collector, amateur archaeologist, egyptologist and antiquities dealer. He began collectingat a young agewith the majority of his collection acquired during the 1950s - 1970s.

His passion and enthusiasm for ancient history ledRussell to discover and excavate several Roman sites near Malvern, Worcestershire and onto amass a quality collection of ancient artefacts, acquired out of love and fascination for the objects and the ancient civilisations from which they came.

This piece is accompanied by a copy of a short bibliography on Hugh Stanley Russell.

Please note; this is a genuine, highly desirable and valuableancient Egyptian artefact offered for sale without reserve to promote out store and other Egyptian antiquities.

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